Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will examine U.S. state and federal regulation of areas such as the extension of credit, false misleading and deceptive acts and practices, warranty and products liability law and debt collection. Statutes discussed will include Truth-in-Lending Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, Uniform Commercial Code, and the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act. In addition, common law concepts such as fraud, misrepresentation, warranty, and products liability will be examined.

FacultyFaculty of Business, Economics and Law

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorGordon Walker

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Week 26-27, Day


Online enrolmentNo

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Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGordon Walker

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 26 - 27
Five 8.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 26 to week 27 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%
class participation10
one 6,000-7,000 word take home examination90